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#1 Thu 08 Feb 07 10:56am


Member since Fri 29 Dec 06

I'm looking for .....

......a recipe for semolina gnocci please.   I've got a Delia one but it never seems to work.

Has anyone got another recipe that works.

Many thanks
Kate. xx

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#2 Fri 09 Feb 07 7:16am


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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: I'm looking for .....

Roman Gnocchi - - Gnocchi alla Romana

1 1/2 cups (250 g) semolina
1 quart (1 liter) milk
2 brimming cups (100 g) grated Parmigiano
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2-3 egg yolks
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
Bring the milk to a boil, and gradually stir in the semolina, stirring constantly to prevent lumps and keep the mixture from sticking to the pot. The mixture will become quite thick; continue cooking and stirring for about 20 minutes, and remove the pot from the fire.
Beat the yolks with a little more milk, and add them to the semolina, together with the cheese, solid butter, and a pinch of salt. Mix well and spread the mixture a little less than a half an inch thick (1 cm) on your work surface.

Let the semolina cool for 2 hours, and cut it into squares or diamonds. Butter a pan and layer the squares in it, spreading a little more grated cheese between the layers (there should be 3-4). When all is used up, sprinkle the melted butter over the gnocchi, slowly, to allow it to penetrate.

Bake the gnocchi 15 minutes in a hot (400 F or 200 C) oven, until golden, and serve at once.

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